Archive for Friday, August 6, 2010

Also from August 6

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, August 6, 2010
Polls
Have you finished back-to-school shopping?

Poll results

Response Percent
I have no one to shop for
 
59%
No
 
22%
Yes
 
18%
Total 402
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Holcomb 1, pictured above, is operating at 85 percent capacity. The Holcomb Station Project proposed by Sunflower Electric Power Corporation would add a second plant that would operate at 90 percent capacity. Jobs pitted against environment at coal-fired plant hearing
6:53 p.m., August 4, 2010 Updated 8:27 a.m. in print edition on 1A
About 100 people attended the first portion of a hearing on a proposal by Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build the 895-megawatt plant. Another 75 people were on hand for the evening portion of the hearing.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas recruit Josh Selby warms up prior to the start of the Jordan Brand Classic Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Madison Square Garden. Selby’s eligibility in question; freshman’s mom: ‘ … I don’t foresee any problems at all’
4:00 p.m., August 5, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1B
The mother of incoming Kansas University freshman Josh Selby is not alarmed that the No. 1-ranked prospect in the Class of 2010 has yet to be cleared by the NCAA to play college basketball because of questions about her son’s amateur status.
10:00 a.m.
Sinh Lavongsa made his first appearance in Douglas County Court on Thursday August 5, 2010.  Douglas County prosecutors have charged the 28-year-old Lawrence man suspected of firing a handgun and injuring several people Sunday August 1, 2010 at a south Lawrence apartment complex. Prosecutors charge 28-year-old man in shooting at apartment complex
August 5, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Douglas County prosecutors have charged a 28-year-old Lawrence man suspected of firing a handgun and injuring several people Sunday morning at a south Lawrence apartment complex.
2:00 p.m.
Holcomb 1, pictured above, is operating at 85 percent capacity. The Holcomb Station Project proposed by Sunflower Electric Power Corporation would add a second plant that would operate at 90 percent capacity. Sunflower Electric getting strong support in proposed plant’s home county
August 5, 2010 in print edition on 3A
About 100 people attended the hearing in the Joyce Auditorium on the Garden City Community College campus. Almost all who spoke were in support of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment granting a permit for the project.
6:00 p.m.
The Douglas County Jail's garden sits southwest of the facility. Inmates at the jail are learning how to grow vegetables. New garden project flourishing at Douglas County Jail
August 5, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Mike Caron, programs director at the Douglas County Jail, was told the soil wasn’t exactly perfect for growing food. But a few months after starting the jail’s first garden, a wide variety of vegetables and fruits are thriving.

All stories

18 states endure heat wave
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
This heat wave isn’t just stifling — it’s deadly.
Taxing votes
How legislators voted on raising the Kansas sales tax had little impact on the outcome of Tuesday’s primary races.
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
Kansas groups that hoped to use the 1 percent increase in the state’s sales tax as an election hammer apparently didn’t have much success, at least in Tuesday’s primary.